Brighten up your Bay Meadows Home with Pantone’s Illuminating Color Scheme

Step into 2021 with the promise of something bright and sunny thanks to Pantone. In case you missed it, Pantone recently announced that it has chosen two Colors of the Year for 2021: 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + 13-0647 Illuminating. We’ve rounded up some brilliant ideas on how to incorporate the colors into your fresh home decor for the coming year.

“The selection of two independent colors highlight how different elements come together to express a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting, conveying the idea that it’s not about one color or one person, it’s about more than one,” commented Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Domino Magazine gives us a look at the big picture in ‘How 5 Designers Plan to Decorate With Pantone’s Colors of the Year’ and if you are designing a home nursery The Bump is the perfect spot to start selecting all your inspired decor. Take a peek at this fun product guide!

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PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. The colors of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time, Ultimate Gray quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.

PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power.

Through seasonal trend forecasts, color psychology, and color consulting, Pantone Color Institute partners with global brands to effectively leverage the power, psychology, and emotion of color in their design strategy. The Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences.

“The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted, this is essential to the human spirit.” – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

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Here are a few fabulous ways to make the introduction of Ultimate Gray + Illuminating to your Bay Meadows home:

It’s in the Details: Start off small and infuse your space with the color combination. Whether its artwork, throw pillows, rugs, or flowers, you can easily incorporate this uplifting color combination into all your spaces. Small pops of yellow decor can really bring an interior to life.

Bring a Pop of Color to your Kitchen: Because Ultimate Gray represents natural colors that stand the test of time, you can rest assured that this enduring hue will never go out of style. Consider brushing it on the walls or cabinets in your kitchen. Add bursts of yellow with tea towels, canisters or a bright yellow jar that you put fresh greenery in.

Liven things up in your Living Room: Small pops of bright sunshine yellow decor can really bring an interior to life. If you already own a gray sofa, your home is halfway to representing the Pantone COY! Accessorize with some vibrant yellow throw pillows to liven up your living room. Either color can be used effectively as an accent or even one of the primary hues of your color scheme when muted or combined with a complementary hue.

Bright Bedrooms: Neutral grays will give you a very sophisticated calming pallet with a serene effect. Pantone also suggests using a vibrant palette such as Aviary, “A lively and joyful grouping of color emblematic of vibrant and eye-catching rich bird plumage. PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray brings a natural element to this upbeat palette of cheery brights that includes PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, while the contrast of a lofty white PANTONE 11-4201 Cloud Dancer injects drama.” The options are limitless.

Mix It Up with Color Pairings: Pantone has created five different color palettes featuring Ultimate Gray and Illuminating to help you bring this year’s special shades into your designs. Each palette conveys a different mood, illustrating the versatility of Ultimate Gray + Illuminating, and is supported by three suggested color combinations. With our 18 acres of parks and green space at Bay Meadows, you’ll find plenty of ways to connect and reenergize outdoors, but incorporating the bold and brilliant Intrigue palette – the gray and yellow color combo energizes and enlivens your indoors as well. A captivating potpourri of colors, Intrigue embraces a fusion of influences. There has never been a better time to be original and leave your very own colorful mark on the world.

Pantone explains that as people look for ways to fortify themselves with energy, clarity, and hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty, these spirited and emboldening shades satisfy our quest for vitality:

“Emboldening the spirit, the pairing of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating highlights our innate need to be seen, to be visible, to be recognized, to have our voices heard. A combination of color whose ties to insight, innovation and intuition, and respect for wisdom, experience, and intelligence inspires regeneration, pressing us forward toward new ways of thinking and concepts.”

For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. We want to see you integrate these new hues into your Bay Meadows spaces!


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